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RISD Guided Tour of Lines of Thought

2017 Program

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2pm
RISD Museum

Drawing, one of the oldest forms of human expression and communication, is important to every aspect of artistic creation. Join us to explore the history of drawing at the RISD Museum’s Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now exhibition on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm in the Danforth Room for a private tour of the seventy drawings on loan from the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Collection.

Jan Howard, RISD Museum’s chief curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum, will lead the tour followed by an introduction to the exhibit. Prior to coming to RISD in 2000, Jan spent fourteen years as a curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art, including most recently the exhibition and publication Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, co-curated with Igor Marjanović.

Following the tour, a reception with light refreshments and continued conversation will take place in the Danforth Room.

Later, step into RISD Museum’s Out of Line Open Studio Space which accompanies the Lines of Thought Exhibition, to sharpen your drawing skills with prompts and a facilitator.

The program is open to ALRI Members and their guests. The Museum opens at 10:00 am. Since there is no charge for admission to the Museum on Sundays, you may want to spend additional time viewing other exhibits either before or after the tour and reception.

Click here for more information about the exhibit.